It's miserable out and soup is on the brain. Here are a few of Houston's best places for a bowl of comfort. If you have another favorite to add to the mix, let us know in the comments or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Read More
9 Soul-Warming Bowls of Soup in Houston
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1. Prohibition Supperclub & Bar
In a city full of great gumbo, Chef Ben McPherson’s stands alone. Served at Prohibition Supper Club, this masterpiece includes silky broth made with the darkest roux, Amish/organic chicken and other fowl along with righteous housemade andouille.
2. The El Cantina Superior
The El Cantina Superior’s “Sopa Azteca” eats more like caldo than tortilla soup with its dark chile broth, torn chunks of chicken, corn, squash and add as you wish sides of fresh chiles, grilled lime, avocado, pico, queso fresco, mexican crema and tortilla strips.
3. Soma Sushi
Chef Gabriel Medina at Soma Sushi is known for his outstanding ramen, including his Seafood Ramen with king crab bouillabaisse-like broth. Along with the rich broth and noodles are chunks of luscious lump crab, scallops, mussels, corn, coconut, corn, spinach, green onions and cilantro.
4. RDG + Bar Annie
Chef Robert Del Grande is known for his edgy, southwest flavors and quality ingredients. His mushroom soup at RDG+Bar Annie features deep mushroom flavor along with smoked duck and truffle croutons, topped with smooth crème fraiche.
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5. The Palm Restaurant
The Palm’s beef and barley soup is another that has been enjoyed for decades. The housemade veal stock and super-fresh ingredients including the high quality beef make it special. During the month of March, it’s the soup of the day on Thursdays.
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You might not expect some of the city’s best tortilla soup at Grace’s on Kirby but the rich, velvety broth, super-tender chicken fresh vegetables and crunchy squares of tortilla chips will make a believer out of you.
Cost: small $5 / large $10
7. Damian's Cucina Italiana
The Mandola clan at Damian’s has been serving their traditional lobster bisque in its pillowy bread bowl for more than thirty years. The decadent soup is creamy but not too thick or cloying, a fate often suffered by a lesser bisque. It’s a nostalgic treat.
Johnny Carraba’s uncle still makes the awesome fennel sausage for the sausage and lentil soup served at both “original” Carraba’s locations. Long-simmered veal stock and fresh vegetables make it a fantastic full meal in a bowl.
9. Deer Lake Lodge & Spa
If raw is your thing, check out “Sweet Mama’s Sweetness of Life” raw soup at Deer Lake Lodge in Montgomery County. Organic kale, carrot and celery juices are combined with creamy avocado and seasoned with ginger and cumin for a fresh, de-toxing treat. 10500
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